The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
Storyville and Jazz, 1917: An End and a Beginning
The Twenty-Second Annual Williams Research Center Symposium
February 3–4, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street



Though the citizens of New Orleans may not have known it at the time, the year 1917 was a pivotal moment in the city’s history. The first jazz recording, “Livery Stable Blues,” was released, and Storyville, the famed red-light district, closed. One hundred years later, the 2017 Williams Research Center Symposium, Storyville and Jazz, 1917: An End and a Beginning, examines the ways in which the neighborhood and the musical movement have shaped perceptions of New Orleans around the world.

Join us the night before the symposium for the release of 
Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans
by Pamela D. Arceneaux, with a foreword by Emily Epstein Landau
Friday, February 3, 2017 • 5:30–8 p.m.
free admission, reservations required

Registration rates:
THNOC member                                             $75
Early registrant (on or before January 13)      $75
Late registrant (after January 13)                    $85
Student/teacher (on or before January 13)     $40
Student/teacher (after January 13)                 $50
Friday-night book release                               free (reservations are required)

This event is sold out.

To cancel your registration, submit a written statement with your name, e-mail address, and/or telephone number to the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Cancellations may also be e-mailed to or faxed to (504) 598-7168. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation notices received after Friday, January 13, 2017.

Hotel Monteleone
Discounted rate of $189, parking not included, plus tax. For reservations call (504) 523- 3341 or (800) 217-2033, or send a fax to (504) 528-1019, by January 4, 2017, and mention “The Historic New Orleans Collection.”

*Premium Parking, 716 Iberville Street, 20% off parking rates
*Solaris Parking, 721 Iberville Street, $25/day
Additional parking is available throughout the French Quarter and along the riverfront.
*Participants must have parking passes validated at the events to receive the reduced rates. Please note these rates are only available during the events and are not valid for overnight parking.

The 2017 Williams Research Center Symposium is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from